HL Deb 06 July 1993 vol 547 cc51-2WA
Lord Blease

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will publish up to date information on the United Kingdom subvention to Northern Ireland as was published on 14th July 1992 (H.L. Deb., col. WA 13).

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (The Earl of Arran)

The revised figures for the subvention from the United Kingdom to Northern Ireland for 1991-92 and the provisional figures for 1992-93 are as follows:

£million 1991–92 Outturn £million 1992–93 Provisional Outturn
Grant in aid under the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 1,495 2,185
Expenditure by Northern Ireland Office 784 890
Expenditure by Northern Ireland Court Service 32 41
Contribution from the Great Britain National Insurance Fund 125 180
Total Subvention 2,436 3,296

The revised figures for the additional information listed in the previous Answer are as follows:—

£million 1991–92 Outturn £million 1992–93 Provisional outturn
The extra cost of the Army's task in Northern Ireland 317 1
Northern Ireland departmental receipts from European Social Fund 53 51
Northern Ireland departmental receipts from European Regional Development Fund 63 115
Receipts from the guidance section of the European Agriculture Guidance and Guarantee Fund 27 26
Refunds of VAT 22 89
1This figure is not yet available.